chapter  5
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The nuclear industry has a good track record of reliable containment. This has been achieved through a number of key features such as:

• a well developed safety case • stabilisation of waste products • packing into handleable forms • packing within durable containers • storage in an engineered and controlled environment • high confidence in preventing waste from leaching to the biosphere by quality

design against low probability events • structural solutions for low probability design events such as thermal, impact

and seismic effects • a management system which includes systematic monitoring